F20 Black Atlantic: Resources, Pedagogy, and Scholarship on the 18th Century Black AtlanticMain MenuAuthor IndexFAQWeek 01: August 28: PedagogiesWeek 02: Friday, September 4: Thinking about Projects and Digital MethodsWeek 03: Friday, September 11: Black Atlantic Classics Week 04: Reccomended: Thursday September 17: 4pm: Indigenous Studies and British LiteraturesThe Center for Literary + Comparative Studies @UMDWeek 04: Required: Friday, September 18: Reading: Indigenous Studies in the Eighteenth CenturyWeek 04: Required: Friday, September 18: Book LaunchRemaking the Republic: Black Politics and the Creation of American CitizenshipWeek 05: Friday, September 25: Digital Humanities, Caribbean Stuides, and FashionGuest: Siobhan MeiWeek 06: Friday, October 2: OBIWeek 07: October 9: Black LondonSancho's Social NetworksWeek 08: Friday, October 16:Muslim Slave Narratives, Hans Sloane, the British Museum, Colonialism as CurationWeek 09: Friday, October 23: Reflection and Tools DayWeek 10: Friday, October 30: Myths of a White Atlantic (and Project Proposal)Week 11: Friday, November 6: Black New EnglandWeek 12: Friday, November 13: Woman of Colour and Mary PrinceWeek 13: Friday, November 20: Peer Review Workshop and Draft with Action PlanKierra M. Porter6b7d2e75a0006cdf2df0ac2471be73ef9c88c9e3Brandice Walker579eedcc76564f61b1ba7f36082d05bdf4fc3435Alexis Harper52f175308474d58b269191120b6cda0582dcde71Catherine C. Saunders80964fcb3df3a95f164eca6637e796a22deb5f63Joseph Heidenescher83b7b4309ef73ce872fc35c61eb8ed716cce705fJoshua Lawson8aecdcf9d2db74d75fb55413d44f3c2dfc3828bdKymberli M Corprue7f6419242e66e656367985fbc1cfa10a933ce71dJimisha Relerford1903b0530d962a83c3a72bad80c867df4f5c027fEmily MN Kugler98290aa17be4166538e04751b7eb57a9fe5c26a2Reed Caswell Aikendbd321f67398d85b0079cc751762466dfe764f88Brenton Brock619582e4449ba6f0c631f2ebb7d7313c0890fa00
Epistolary of Black British Writing
12020-10-09T09:35:40-07:00Joshua Lawson8aecdcf9d2db74d75fb55413d44f3c2dfc3828bd377911plain2020-10-09T09:35:40-07:00Emily MN Kugler98290aa17be4166538e04751b7eb57a9fe5c26a2When I was reading through Sancho letters I kept thinking to myself how this was very different in terms of form from other writing by former slaves. More than the form being different, I was struck by how mundane it was and why was it so significant that Sancho’s letters are being collected and put into a book. But what makes this different from other slave narratives is that this is not a slave narrative and why is it that we are getting his letters rather than a narrative of his own experience of his life as a slave in his own words. This use of his life through letters is something so marked different from other African British writers who have taken time to either write their own or have someone else writer their narrative of their lives during slavery. For Sancho, we are given letters written that I would assume are part of larger correspondences between intimate friends, but it often feel as though the letter do not lend themselves to give real insight into his own life but leave me with more questions. At times I feel as though I am jumping into a conversation with Sancho but I do not know the context of the conversation. This fragmentation of Sancho’s life through the epistolary is an interesting phenomenon in which the letter lend themselves to certain silences, or rather the intimacy between those he is writing to lends itself to assume that he knows who he is writing to and that he does not need to provide details. At times I feel as though I am jumping into the middle of a discourse, thrown in the deep end and have to sort of piece together what the story is and why Sancho is writing the way he does.